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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 1 Winner

Now that the conference championships have been decided, we know the representatives from each conference: the Broncos will be representing the AFC and the Seahawks will be representing the NFC. This is weird because both teams were the #1 seeds for their conference. #1 vs. #1 in the Super Bowl happens practically never. The Broncos […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 2 Conferences

The NFL is split into two halves, called conferences: the AFC and the NFC. Here’s how that works: There is one league, the National Football League. I feel like we’re about to say a pledge. Ok, so one league. And as we just said above, there are two conferences within the National Football League: the AFC […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 3 Units

There are two obvious units on every football team: offense and defense. That’s because the other unit is kind of like the middle child of the family. Special teams is the unit everyone forgets about. But each unit plays an important role – even special teams! Here’s the lowdown on each one. OFFENSE Goal: To […]

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At the Water Cooler : Conference Championship Sunday

Oh, gang. What a Championship Sunday we had!!! It’s one thing to have two games that are surrounded by legitimate anticipation; it’s completely another thing to have two games that live up to that anticipation. And in my book, both of the games did. Let’s dive right in. AFC Championship New England Patriots at Denver […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 4 Quarters

  Here’s an easy but essential lesson in how football works. Games consist of four 15-minute quarters. The 12-minute break in the middle of the game is called halftime (during the Super Bowl, it’s way longer, and it’s called Over the Top Entertainment). There are also two 2-minute breaks that occur at the end of […]

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The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 5 Offensive Linemen

  The offensive linemen are probably the most important and least appreciated group of players on the field. They are absolutely essential to everything that happens on offense! Without a solid offensive line, a team will have a hard time getting any points on the board. Why? We’ll get to that in a minute. First, […]